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AFC APPETIZER AFC BREAKFAST AFC MAINS BLACK HIMALAYAN SALT TOFU

Pan-Fried Tofu Squares

PAN-FRIED TOFU SQUARES Extra-firm tofu squares pan-fried in extra virgin olive oil seasoned with Black Himalayan salt, cocoa powder, garlic, black pepper and tarragon. Serve as appetizer, over salads, as the main dish protein or for breakfast as an egg substitute. Many uses – all tasty and satisfying! Easy to make! Makes 4 servings

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AFC PIZZA AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS EGGPLANT

Baba White Sauce For Pizza

RE: White Pizza Sauce When white pizza sauce was first offered to the mainstream decades ago I automatically thought it meant white sauce as opposed to the traditional red sauce. Like the white sauce used in biscuits and gravy, that’s how my mind saw it. Red or white sauce, they ask? You have white sauce? […]

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AFC GUIDES AFC PIZZA

PIZZA TOAST IS ON THE WAY

Do You Know Why PIZZA HOUSES Don’t Make Pizza On Bread? Because it’s so good and so easy that you wouldn’t want to go out to a pizza house for it – you could make it yourself. How many times have you been disappointed with your yeast risen pizza?? I used to think the dough […]

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WALK THE TALK

Walking In A Rainbow

sweet white corn and summer tomatoes Popsicle sticks writing in hot, sticky tar, on hot streets, on hot summer days. Sitting on the curb with tanned shoulders bending to the ground by the weight of the sun. Spider webs sparkling in the morning dew. Cool, summer streams filling the air with rushing sounds of clear […]

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AFC GUIDES

Standardized Viscosity

Standardized Viscosity Ever notice how there’s only one basic consistency of pudding or mousse or gelatin, even gravy? I don’t know who sets the standard, but it happens and for whatever reason everybody who sells pudding, mousse, gelatin, even gravy either copies one another or they settle into one viscosity level. A cook assigned to […]

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AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

FOLLOW THE FOOD

FOLLOW THE FOOD I told everyone the codes are in the recipes. What? You chose not to believe me? You won’t find them listening to me talk or reading what I write on the news, on philosophy, science, art, engineering, social issues or motivational tips. Scour all the recipes and you’ll see patterns develop like […]

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AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS

It’s Cheaper Than Mayonnaise

MAPLE MUSTARD KETCHUP SAUCE Use this luxury condiment in place of the traditional mayonnaise for coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni salad, or as a condiment on burgers, subs and other sandwiches. French fries and deep-fried or oven-roasted veggies too! The maple syrup isn’t used for flavoring purposes, but for it’s syrupy consistency! So Nice!! So easy […]

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AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS SPICE TIME IMITATION CHICKEN BOUILLON

Easiest IMITATION CHICKEN Gravy

EASIEST IMITATION CHICKEN GRAVY There’s no chicken in this gravy, no animal-free chicken either. Just broth that tastes and textures like plain chicken gravy absent the meat. In a taste test, this is the one you’ll choose as the real chicken gravy! Makes 5-1/2 cups

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AFC GOAT AFC SOUP DELIGHT SOY CHICKEN RICE CREAM SPICE TIME IMITATION CHICKEN BOUILLON

Rice Cream Soy Chicken Soup – GOAT

RICE CREAM DELIGHT SOY CHICKEN SOUP – GOAT Delight Soy chicken nuggets transform into plump pieces of delight when cooked in this velvety rich faux chicken soup. Chicken never tasted so good! Made with a rice base called RICE CREAM adds of onion cooked till sweet, fresh green beans and fresh cilantro. A little fresh grind […]

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AFC SOUP ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS BEANS-LEGUMES ONIONS PASTA SPICE TIME IMITATION CHICKEN BOUILLON TOMATOES

Smoky Tomato Corn Chowder

Smoky Tomato Corn Chowder Yes, chowder made with macaroni instead of potatoes, and tomatoes too. White corn, peas, lima beans, roasted tomato and sweet red roasted pepper. Garlic, thyme, smoked paprika, liquid smoke – fresh basil too! Chowder it with FORAGER CASHEWMILK YOGURT and extra virgin olive oil! A Treat to be sure as is, […]

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AFC GRILLED/TOASTED SANDWICHES AFC SANDWICHES ANIMAL-FREE MEAT ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS

AFC Toasted Cheese Sandwich

AFC TOASTED CHEESE SANDWICH Makes 1 or more

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AFC SANDWICHES ANIMAL-FREE MEAT CELERY HOMINY

Hominy Meat Tortilla Wraps

add on for HOMINY MEAT HOMINY MEAT TORTILLA WRAPS Flour tortillas filled with HOMINY MEAT, tomatoes and green chilies plus celery, wrapped and pan-fried till golden, cut in half and ladled with TOMATO CORN SAUCE. Topped with tomatoes and green chilies with a sprinkling of fine dice celery! Makes as many as you want

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AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE

AFC GLOBAL MISSIONS ABSOLUTE I am on a mission to keep animals out of my food, medicine, clothing, non-food products, science, engineering, art, architecture, entertainment… I do not have to debate the mission. I already know where I stand. Using thought, word and deed I transmit my mission to all beings. Maybe the world doesn’t […]

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AFC GOAT AFC SALAD & DRESSING ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS MEASURING

UPDATE ON DAIYA CREAMY DRESSINGS

Recently when developing a DECONSTRUCTED BOLOGNAISE BLEU I purchased as one of the ingredients daiya BLUE CHEEZE DRESSING to add to the sauce. When I see on the bottle that it containe 8 ounces, my brain naturally assumes that means one cup. Unfortunately it does not. So in future when a recipe calls for 8 […]

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AFC APPETIZER ANIMAL-FREE MEAT COLLARDS

ORGANIC COLLARD AND VEGGIE HOT DOG APPETIZER

When I first saw these greens art the local market, I thought they were kale or swiss chard because of the curly edges and lumpy leaves, but no, they were organic collard greens. So I bought some along with a package of LIGHT LIFE JUMBO SMART DOGS and did the only logical thing. It’s such […]

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AFC MAINS ANIMAL-FREE MEAT BEANS-LEGUMES COLLARDS SAUERKRAUT

Collard-Wrapped Veggie Dog Casserole

Veggie Dogs In Collard Wraps With Bourbon Beans And Bavarian Sauerkraut Youch. I ate these for breakfast till they were gone. The collard wraps make the Veggie SMART DOGS juicier than when not wrapped. Everything just fit so nicely! Serve hot, cold or at room temperature. Surprise your guests at your next event where food […]

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AFC APPETIZER AFC SALAD & DRESSING AFC SIDES ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS CAULIFLOWER TOMATOES

Cauliflower Antipasto

CAULIFLOWER ANTIPASTO SIMPLY MADE. SIMPLY DELICIOUS. The various textures of the cauliflower, dried tomatoes and cheese work perfectly here! Serves 6 appetizers, salads or sides

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AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS CHEF'S HELPER CHOP-DICE-CHUNK CUTTING FRUIT FRUIT ORANGE, LEMON, LIME PICKLES

Pickled Orange Rind Sticks

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AFC SANDWICHES ANIMAL-FREE MEAT JUST EGG

Yves Bacon And Just Egg Sandwich

A breakfast, lunch or dinner sandwich that aims to please with comfort and pizazz! Makes 1 or as many as you want

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RESTAURANT REVIEWS - WTITTEN RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

AREPAZO LATINO & BAR

I’m beginning to think there’s something off about this block at Detroit and Warren. Nothing moves in and stays. I’m not expecting this one to stay long either. It’s a huge space and they just don’t have the set up for something so large. Steve and I ventured in on a weekday mid afternoon. It […]

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VOODOO TUNA Lakewood, Ohio

SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT ASIAN FUSION I’ll tell you right out of the gate, the sake wine was the best part of this meal. This is one of those examples of everything looking better than it tasted and textured. When the pot stickers came out I was surprised firstly by the appearance; they resembled jumbo […]

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ALADDIN'S EATERY RESTAURANT REVIEWS - WTITTEN RESTAURANT REVIEWS VIA PHOTOS

Aladdin’s Eatery WestLake, Ohio

Located at Crocker Park Open-Air Mall Steve and I went all the way out to Crocker Park for lunch and there wasn’t much in the way of animal-free options on anybody’s menu, so we settled on Aladdin’s Eatery knowing at least whatever we got wouldn’t contain animals. Well, not the entire menu is animal-free, but […]

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WALK THE TALK

GOD IS THE RECIPE

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RECIPE. The Recipe Is Everything That Matters. THE RECIPE IS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS. You say you don’t want a recipe. You laugh and say we don’t need your crazy dumass recipes. You’re dismissive when you say it’s not helping us. We need help you say, and all you do […]

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AFC SALAD & DRESSING AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS PICKLES

Fat-Free Pickle Juice Mayo

Originally posted on FAT-FREE CHEF™:
FAT-FREE PICKLE JUICE MAYO Get the creamy textures of veg mayo absent the fat. Plus more flavor and sing than animal or animal-free mayo. If you love pickles, you’ll love this. Imagine the money saved by finding a use for what you normally throw away. Some will say the juice…

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DONATO’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO

We got there on the last day of the featured cauliflower wings. Don’t know if they’ll be coming back, but if people in the restaurant don’t tell the customer, then of course they won’t sell. That’s a feature I see in all restaurants whether we eat-in or take-out. Not the cauliflower wings, but employees who […]

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DEWEY’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO

We go to Dewey’s in the afternoon when hardly anybody’s there. We have the whole restaurant to ourselves and sometimes we like that. Today is one of those times. I picked a hard cider for beverage. The waiter said it’s popular, light, dry, with pear undertones, and he was right. A delicious drink. Better than […]

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HERBS & SPICES

BEST BASIL I EVER TASTED

THE BASIL SURVIVE AND THRIVED in my SHADY WINDOW GARDEN. Nothing else did, but the few others were damaged plants, probably miniatures. I’M HAPPY with the basil. The best basil I ever tasted. The scent permeates the room as I sleep and I love it!! I’m planning some special dishes for this special basil in […]

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AFC APPETIZER AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS POTATO SPICE TIME IMITATION CHICKEN BOUILLON TOFU

TATERS AND TOFU

TATERS AND TOFU Seasoned tofu cubes coated with Panko and baked till tender-crisp. Animal-Free Tater tots baked till crisp. Served with a dipping sauce of ketchup, dairy free BLEU cheese dressing, chopped onion and dill pickle. Great snack for company or as a meal when watching the movies! Serves 4-6 depending on portion size

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CAULIFLOWER HOW TO MAKE

BOILED CAULIFLOWER

BOILED CAULIFLOWER During the hot months many of us want to limit using the oven for roasting cauliflower, yet we still want the cauliflower. Why not boil it instead? Comes out great! Easy to make and use! Serves 6 sides

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AFC SANDWICHES AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS AGAR GEL ANIMAL-FREE MEAT ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS JUST EGG TOFUTTI

PEPPERONI AND PEPPER JUST EGG WRAP

PEPPERONI AND PEPPER JUST EGG WRAP Pan-heated flour tortillas spread with CREAMY OLIVE SAUCE. Layered with arugula, PEPPERONI & PEPPER JUST EGG OMELET and fresh tomatoes! Makes 4-6 small wraps

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AFC DESSERT ANIMAL-FREE MILK PRODUCTS FRUIT

Cocoa Coffee Mousse Cake

COCOA COFFEE MOUSSE CAKE I was looking for light compared to traditional homemade weight cake which is heavier than store bought or box cake and I developed it in this easy to make eggless mousse delight. Iced with a COCOA COFFEE WHIP TOPPING. Served with a CHERRY BERRY GEL SAUCE! I said make my day […]

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AFC SOUP CARROTS DELIGHT SOY CHICKEN SPICE TIME IMITATION CHICKEN BOUILLON TURMERIC

DELIGHT SOY NUGGET RAMEN EXTRAORDINAIRE

DELIGHT SOY NUGGET RAMEN Soy chicken nuggets, sweet onion strips, and fresh carrot ribbons simmered in a garlic tarragon coriander broth with millet and brown rice Ramen by Lotus Foods. Ramen Extraordinaire!! The finest of the fine! Makes 8-1/2 cups

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FROM THE NET

Are Artificial Flavors Vegan? | VegFAQs

VegFAQs Are Artificial Flavors Vegan? By Dale Cudmore   January 8, 2021 You see it on coffee, packaged foods, soups, protein powder, and more…“Artificial Flavors”. Is this one of those sneaky non-vegan ingredients that you need to avoid, or can you actually eat artificial flavors with a good conscious? It’s rather frustrating since all the ingredients […]

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HERBS & SPICES

A WINDOW GARDEN GROWS IN SHADE

That’s right. We face north a couple blocks from the Lake with no direct sunlight – rising, setting or in between. For a few years now I couldn’t grow a thing in this apartment. I surmised it was due to the massive pest control treatments conducted throughout the building over a long period of time. […]

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WORST FRIES EVER

There’s a reason I don’t order fresh cut french fries. Kitchen staff take shortcuts with everything. If there’s a step to skip they’ll find it and do it. Fresh cut french fries are dirty; you can tell by looking at them before they cut them. I didn’t order fresh cut; that’s what the kitchen sent […]

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AFC GOAT AFC MAINS ANIMAL-FREE MEAT BEANS-LEGUMES COOKING WITH LARGE CANS/bags ISRAELI COUSCOUS PINEAPPLE

GOAT STEW

GOAT STEW Multiple flavors and textures all come together in the perfect GOAT STEW! Three days later we were still worshipping it! It began tasting good even cold!! Made with Israeli Couscous – the perfect pearly gelatinous pasta that doesn’t disintegrate in soup broth! Homemade country style baguette croutons make all the difference in it […]

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CILANTRO TAQUERIA, Lake Wood, Ohio

Every time I leave the dentist I walk to the first bus stop, then check the schedule to see when the bus is due. If it just passed, or not so long ago, I walk on to the next bus stop, then continue like that till it’s close to the time it’s due and I […]

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AFC SALAD & DRESSING AFC SAUCES & CONDIMENTS BEANS-LEGUMES CABBAGE FOOD PREP

Make Fresh French Green Beans

Uptick your coleslaws and green salads with fresh green beans. They’re inexpensive, readily available, nutritious and contribute diversity to the texture achievement.

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AFC Strawberry Roasted Pepper Jam

AFC STRAWBERRY ROASTED PEPPER JAM If you want to impress your guests, this is the way to do it. Fresh strawberries, roasted peppers in dry red wine and brown sugar with a little wine vinegar to help in the preservation process and you’ve got a winner! It makes a lot and doesn’t cost much, but […]